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Black Mountain

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Nevada, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.93097°N / 115.04319°W

Object Title: Black Mountain

County: Clark

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 5092 ft / 1552 m


Page By: redsplashman23

Created/Edited: Sep 13, 2006 / Oct 2, 2007

Object ID: 225594

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Page Score: 85.87%  - 21 Votes 

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Black Mountain
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Black Mountain and Las Vegas
Black Mountain from Castle Rock
Black Mountain is the prominent peak on the south side of Henderson. A great birds eye view of the strip and Las Vegas can be enjoyed from this summit on the south side of the Las Vegas Valley. This peak, volcanic in origin, has black lava cliffs on the east side of the mountain. Numerous mountain ranges can be viewed from the summit including Red Rocks, Spring Mountains, El Dorodo, Jean Dry Lakes, and much more. Black Mountain can be climbed year round. In the summer though hike early in the day or it will be too hot.

The problem many have with this peak is finding a good parking spot. With so much development in the area old ways to be able to hike this mountain have become outdated.

Getting There

1. From Las Vegas drive South on I-15.
2. Take exit 34 onto 215 East toward McCarran Airport.
3. Drive 5.7 Miles to the Eastern Ave. Exit (Exit 5)
4. Take Eastern Ave. South for approximately 3.0 miles
5. Merge left onto Anthem Pkwy for 2.4 miles
6. Take a left onto Atchley Dr.
7. Drive for 0.4 miles Atchley Dr. and then turn left onto
Shadow Canyon Dr.
8. Drive for 0.6 miles on Shadow Canyon Dr. Just past the 2200 Block
you will pass Lewiston Pl. on your left then after the 1st house you
will see a small parking area for about 6 vehicles. This is where
you park.

Red Tape



Route View

Trail Route on NW Ridge

Black Mountain Routes

Route via North Ridge

Summit Shots

Weather Report for Henderson, NV

External Links

  • Off The Beaten Path Black Mountain (5,092')
  • Black Mountain By: Bob Michael
  • Black Mountain (Nevada)

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    odogg0824Minor update


    Voted 10/10

    This is a great page and without it I never would have found the trailhead. Just one thing that I noticed, after passing Lewiston Place the parking is on the left side after about 4 houses rather than the first house.
    Posted Feb 2, 2008 12:20 am
    DeanTrail improvements


    Voted 10/10

    The actual length of the hike now is 6.6 miles since the trail was "improved" in the earlier part of 2013. Thanks to a local who shared that info and admitted that he also helped on the work effort. The trail was a bit more gradual than I thought it should be except for the last 500 feet of elevation gain.
    Posted Nov 25, 2013 5:38 pm

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